The Antandre woman is bold, independent, fierce, adventurous. She paves her own path and does not take “no” for an answer. She is empowered and provides inspiration for other women. She has no limits. While society has tried to tell women how it is; Antandre encourages women to break the rules and set new standards.
We celebrate women who break the rules and redefine society. While we have celebrities like Beyonce who act as a common “spirit animal” for young woman, there are also women who work out of the spotlight and deserve equal if not more recognition. Women are bombarded with pictures of photoshopped celebrities being praised for their beauty. Where are the photos of the women who are changing the world? Antandre wants to shine a spotlight on the women using their brains to help make the world a better place, which is why we’re launching Antandre’s woman of the month. Our goal is to bring attention to those female superstars, who typically don’t make the cover of Vogue; but that’s because they’re too busy doing real things.
Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is being dubbed the next Einstein by Harvard University. Take a look at her website and prepared to be overwhelmed by the feats this Antandre-esque woman has accomplished before the age of 22. For instance, she built her first plane at 14 (a single engine), which was approved at MIT. That year she took her first solo flight in the United States. She was then waitlisted at the university at 16 until two professors saw her YouTube video of her building the plane. She was then accepted and graduated with the highest marks possible. Sabrina is currently studying physics in her doctorate program at Harvard’s Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature. At Harvard she studies topics like The String Theory and Gravitational Memory, favorites of Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Sabrina is inspiring and she makes a name for herself in the field typically dominated by men. Un-shockingly Sabrina’s name is starting to pop up in magazines such as Forbes in their 30 Under 30 in Sciences and Scientific American’s 30 under 30. These articles highlight her accomplishment in junction with her young age and ponder what she will achieve in the future. She offers great promise and has even been recruited by Amazon and NASA for future employment.
We see Sabrina as the perfect role model. Sabrina from a young age knew what she wanted and did not stop until she achieved it. She did not let society define her. She didn’t care if science or engineering was “cool.” With an icon like Sabrina, we can hope that young girls will be encouraged to study the STEM’s and push the limits.